7. Russian Premier League

Next up is the Russian Premier League, which actually tops the entire list when it comes to the overall level of competition  - which may come as something of a surprise given the presence of mega-rich sides like Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St.Petersburg.

However they rank outside the top five in every other category - although given the riches on offer in Russia it won't be too long before more elite footballers are attracted to the Russian Premier League and they start moving up the list.

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